NEWS

BSDA HELD EVENTS UNDER THE FOOTBALL AS A SEED FOR GENDER EQUALITY PROJECT
14.04.2022
In the period 1114 April 2022, in Plovdiv, Bulgarian sports development association conducted a practical football training as part of the Football as a Seed for Gender Equality project. The objective of the project is to fight discrimination and gender inequality through sport. In order to achieve the project's objectives, Bulgarian sports development association organized a sports competition between boys and girls, who while playing and spending time together, faced the womens participation in sports and learnt to see the differences between gender, culture and language as added value, not as obstacle.

Although sport is a phenomenon that involves both men and women, it is characterized by profound gender differences: men participate more in sport than women. In particular, women's participation is very low in sports such as football, which in the collective imagination is considered a "male sport" and not suitable for women. The lower participation of women is a consequence of gender roles imposed by the society which inevitably influence the desires, interests and aspirations of boys and girls.

Taking this into account and statistical data, with this project we want to contribute to increase women's active participation in sports, break down gender stereotypes and bring to the conclusion that there are no male or female sports, but everyone should feel free to follow his own aspirations, feeling free from conditioning.

Football as a seed for gender equality project is co-funded under the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.